On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown.
February brought a flurry of events – and then concluded with literal flurries. Even if we’re stepping into March with snow on the ground, spring is just around the corner. We hope. And, like February, this month also promises plenty of beer events around London.
One of March’s highlights is Women’s History Month, so we’re delighted to see events and special brews happening across the month.
Check out March’s offerings below.
HALE BREWING LAUNCH PARTY: Saturday, March 3, from noon. Details are scarce about this new brewery, which has taken up Affinity Brew Co‘s former space in a shipping container in Tottenham’s Five Miles venue, called Hale Brewing. So consider this your opportunity to try their range of beer beer before everyone else. Five Miles, 39b Markfield Road, N15 4QA. Free, more information here.
MASON & COMPANY’S MARCH BOTTLE CLUB: Saturday, March 3, 4pm-5.30pm. As part of Women’s History Month, Hackney Wick’s Mason & Company are hosting their monthly bottle club with a Women in Beer theme. Sample five beers accompanied by a tutored tasting from their resident beer expert. London brewery, Wild Card Brewery, will be represented in the beer line-up. Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, E20 3BS. Tickets are £10 plus booking fee and available here.
LONDON DRINKER FESTIVAL: Wednesday, March 14 – Friday, March 16. Sadly, this is the last ever London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival, which is brought to you by the North London branch of CAMRA. Join them for the 34th (and final) year at the Camden Centre for a selection of ciders and beers on cask and keg from a line-up of London breweries. There will also be talks held during each session for your chance to get up close and personal with some of the beers, but tickets must be bought in advance. Camden Centre, Bidborough St, WC1H 9JE. Tickets are £8-£11 and can be purchased here.
40 SHADES OF GREEN V2: Saturday, March 17, 12pm-11pm. Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up, so eschew the same old black stuff for some excellent beers from 40FT Brewery. One of the founders is Irish, so it’s no surprise that they’re taking the event seriously. Expect glorious dry Irish stouts, authentic Irish food and music in addition to the Irish rugby match. It’ll be a great craic. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. Free, more information here.
ST PATRICK’S DAY & SIX NATIONS: Saturday, March 17, 12pm-10:30pm. If you haven’t heard, there’s a pretty big rugby game on St Patrick’s Day this year that sees Ireland playing against England. Yikes. So why not watch it with an Irish craft beer in hand? If you head to Gipsy Hill Brewing Co, you can do just that, as they’ve curated an excellent Irish beer selection and even some glorious noms from Roast Hog. No matter what the outcome of the rugby is, you’ll be winning. Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, 5, Hamilton Road Industrial Estate, 160 Hamilton Rd, West Norwood, SE27 9SF. Free, more information here.
DEPTFORD CRAFT BEER FEAST: Saturday, March 23, 12pm-9pm. Over 20 breweries from across the UK are descending upon Deptford for Craft Beer Feast, hosted by Hop Stuff Brewery, including a number of London’s finest (Brew by Numbers, Five Points Brewing Company, Fourpure Brewing Co and Partizan Brewing, to name but a few). Street food will be on offer to supplement the flowing beer and expect crowds in droves for this one. Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX. Free, RSVP here.
*new* GIPSY HILL MULTIPLE BEER LAUNCH: Thursday, March 29, 5pm-10pm. The guys at Gipsy Hill Brewing Co are bringing not just one, not just two, not just THREE, but FOUR beers to the legendary The Rake in Borough Market for the multiple beer launch event. The billing includes two NEPAS, a sour and a chocolate milkshake stout. There’s literally something for every palate! The Rake,14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AG. Free, more information here.
Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.